March 6 & 7, 2024
The Knowledge Center at Chaddock
Relate, Restore, Rebuild
were you unable to attend the 2023 conference?
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2024 Conference Schedule
Day 1 - Official Conference Kickoff Wednesday, March 6th from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Registration, Self-Care Booths & Social Hour
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Documentary Screening - 'Chasing Childhood'
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Your go-to guide for all of the conference details! You'll find full bios for every presenter, the schedule of exciting events and information about how to make the most of your stay in our hometown.
Day Two - A Full Day of Learning Thursday, March 7th from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
I'm That Kid Justin Tutt a.k.a. "The Man in the Black Chucks"
Take a walk down memory lane reflecting on the decisions, impact and results of peer pressure on at-risk students. Every child faces a moment in life that determines their future self. Every child is one experience away from being a success story. Together let's ensure our children are not the ones falling for the pressure trap by empowering them to be themselves and to not risk their self values in order to fit in with others.
The True Masters in the Classroom: Teachers as Containers, Observer-Scientists and Discoverers of Meaning Michael Trout, MA
At a time when educators are under intense pressure from both the government and their own administrations—not to mention the pressure they feel from parents to take over duties that were once the purview of the home—some may find themselves grasping for measurable-outcome strategies. In the process, some may be inclined to relinquish authority over what they once knew was most important—indeed, over what brought them to teaching in the first place—in favor of any new program or “method” that comes along, as long as it promises to restore order to the classroom and make parents and supervisors happy. This session will teach no strategies but will only highlight what teachers already know: the central importance of relatedness, their own brilliance as observer-scientists, and their capacity to slowly discover meaning in the behavior of their children.